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Trend Alert: Wide Legged Jeans!

Wahoo! As I predicted, the skinny jean backlash has begun and wide legged jeans are on the rise. Don't get me wrong - I have warmed up to the skinny silhouette, but I am a 70's girl at heart and love the elongating look of a wide legged pant. Also, I am tall so it makes my legs look super long. But for non-tall gals, it created a long, lean look so really, this is good news for all. With New York Fashion week officially under way, I wonder how many wide legs we're going to see on the runways for Fall 2007. Here is Mandy Moore from this week's Life & Style wearing some fab flares at the Sundance Film Festival.

To see a couple of my flare leg picks,

Hudson
Wide Leg Tailor Jean
, $187.


LIPS
Collette in Dark Indigo
, $179.

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ckeller825 ckeller825 8 years
I tried Genetic Denim wide leg jeans at Cusp and they were sooooooooo nice. altho...i still like my fitted jeans better. i'll probably invest in some wide legs tho. they're hot, esp the ones that have been seen on penelope cruz
gossipgirl10 gossipgirl10 8 years
skinny jeans flatter my legs.. so i dont think ill be following this trend. :p
nati nati 8 years
they may look more confortable... but i love the skinny jeans + pumps!
phatE phatE 8 years
THANK GOD!
phatE phatE 8 years
THANK GOD!
Mamita Mamita 9 years
YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!I HATE SKINNY PANTS!!!!!
SaraSmile SaraSmile 9 years
I agree with mandiesoh - I am short and jeans that flare out at the knee look terrible on me because they make me look shorter. I thought wide leg jeans were more similar to a pair of trousers, a straight, long line coming from the widest part of the body (for women it's usually our hips). If I am wrong then I prefer straight leg - not necessarily skinny jeans - over flares.
SaraSmile SaraSmile 9 years
I agree with mandiesoh - I am short and jeans that flare out at the knee look terrible on me because they make me look shorter. I thought wide leg jeans were more similar to a pair of trousers, a straight, long line coming from the widest part of the body (for women it's usually our hips). If I am wrong then I prefer straight leg - not necessarily skinny jeans - over flares.
ash-06 ash-06 9 years
I love "bellbottoms" or wide leg flared jeans!! theyre so cute. When you guys say skinny jeans do you mean like straight legged pants? i dont like them at all they dont look good on me at all....these pants are cute and im glad theyre out!!:-) *ash*
ash-06 ash-06 9 years
I love "bellbottoms" or wide leg flared jeans!! theyre so cute. When you guys say skinny jeans do you mean like straight legged pants? i dont like them at all they dont look good on me at all....these pants are cute and im glad theyre out!!:-)*ash*
mandiesoh mandiesoh 9 years
really? im short and somehow they dont do anything for me :(
siouxsie siouxsie 9 years
im all bout these...i'm short..flares rock for short people...
thoroughlymodern thoroughlymodern 9 years
Yeah, I saw pics of Kate Moss a while back (I think they may have even been from London Fashion Week SS07) in which she was wearing wide legged jeans. I can't tell you how refreshing it was.
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 9 years
Last season it was leggings; this season it's back to a wide leg. The trends are hard to predict and can go from left to right!
buggyslice buggyslice 9 years
YAY! I love wide leg jeans! Skinny jeans suck because most people can't wear them(like me for example). So glad they're back in style.
grl-in-the-world grl-in-the-world 9 years
I love a flared pant. They are so much more flattering to most body types then the skinny legged variety.
RainbowCrayon RainbowCrayon 9 years
Wide/flare jeans are very retro. Just like the good ol days **~~Everyone who's anyone has been on sesame street.~~**
RainbowCrayon RainbowCrayon 9 years
Wide/flare jeans are very retro. Just like the good ol days**~~Everyone who's anyone has been on sesame street.~~**
misskania misskania 9 years
lovely! i have quite wide hips so this could be a gorgeous concealer. and it had this retro thing. is it?
nannychica nannychica 9 years
Thank God...I hate skinny jeans. Glad that's finally over.
addicted2pop addicted2pop 9 years
I love them all ! I like my skinny jeans, but before, when I was a teen I have loved the flare on bottom (wide legs).. so go with both :-)
mandiesoh mandiesoh 9 years
NOOOOOOOOOOOOO i hate these. it looks awful on me. LOL
JK-Boogie JK-Boogie 9 years
I will still be wearing my skinny jeans....I love them...not a fan of flares~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Be an innovator not an imitator...copying is plagiarism and plagiarism is stealing.
JK-Boogie JK-Boogie 9 years
I will still be wearing my skinny jeans....I love them...not a fan of flares ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Be an innovator not an imitator...copying is plagiarism and plagiarism is stealing.
My-Opinion My-Opinion 9 years
Those are all ugly, except the black ones and they need to come in just a tad on that ridiculous flare!
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